Samson Menaik Road Commercial Development Project

The project entails a two phase approach:
Phase 1- Planning to create an Area Structure Plan and Land Re-Designation of the LSD location Se 13-44-26-4 and if approved by the County, moving to Phase 2- The establishment of a Gas Station n Samson Cree Nation Freehold Land adjacent to Highway 2 and Menaik Road.

Samson Cree Nation proposes to develop and operate a retail fuel station C Store and restaurant on Samson lands located at the junction of Highway #2 Corridor (Queen Elizabeth Highway) and Township Road 442, in the County of Ponoka, Alberta. The General Size of the Site Area is 2670m2 as indicated on the attached site/google map. As noted in the diagram, there are 4 gas islands proposed for the project with one common fuel tank. The site will also require one water well at this time and one waste water tank as well as attendant paving for parking and roadways.

Transportation - access to highway - Provincial traffic impact study and lane development (widening and improvements needed)
A water well will suffice for Gas Station Development
Existing Utilities, Overhead 3-Phase Power, Natural Gas Development and Extensions
Internal roadways
Store water runoff and storage

All infrastructure and related studies will be undertaken by an Engineering Firm. The studies are:
- Geotechnical/Water Flow Assessment/Hydrogeological (Desktop)
- Environmental Impact - Level 1
- Traffic Impact Assessment including traffic counts
- Topographic Data
- Legal Cadastral base, quality aerial photography, and existing infrastructure - These studies  will determine the setbacks, power, well and waste locations, roadways


Latest update

December 7, 2020 – Indigenous Services Canada issued its notice of determination and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
3 Notice of Determination for the Samson Menaik Road Commercial Development Project - December 7, 2020
1 Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination - July 23, 2020


Indigenous Services Canada
Stacey LeBlanc, Sr. Environment Officer
630 Canada Place, 9700 Jasper Ave
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4G2
Telephone: 780-782-8350

  • Location

    • Samson Cree Nation (Alberta)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Highways and Roads
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Samson Management Ltd.
  • Authorities

    • Indigenous Services Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


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